Modular Building Institute

Wonderful College Prep Academy

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Main Category:
Modular Building Design
Company:
Blazer Industries, Inc.
Affiliate:
Design Space Modular Buildings
Location:
Delano, CA
Building Use:
Kindergarten and Elementary School
Gross Size of Project:
29079 Square Feet
Days to complete:
43

Award Criteria

  1. Architectural Excellence
    This educational complex was designed to integrate the new kindergarten through fourth grade classrooms into a larger existing campus. Design features including low slope roofs, offset modules, varying color schemes, window pop-outs, and siding treatments all were used to lend interest and identity to the buildings. Four buildings consisting of forty-two modules ranging in size from 14’x18’ to 14’x64’ were assembled in groups of four, eight, fourteen, and sixteen modules to result in buildings of 3,507, 7,013, 7,266, and 11,293 square feet respectively.
  2. Technical Innovation & Sustainability
    We had a very tight construction schedule to allow for occupancy prior to the August start of the school year. This gave us approximately 6 months from initial notice of the bid to when the modules needed to be on site. There were several materials and/or items selected for increased sustainability reasons including Armstrong Dune Second Look ceiling tile, Dunn Edwards ultra-low VOC paint, drinking fountains with bottle fillers, tankless water heaters and an LED lighting system. The placement of the overhangs, the window pop-outs and the orientation of the modules all played a part in reducing the uninvited heat gain from direct sunlight into the classrooms.
  3. Cost Effectiveness
    The client was able to obtain the price they desired for the project due to the fact that they began the process prior to the beginning of the calendar year which allowed for materials to be ordered prior to annual price increases. Despite some of the high-end materials selected, the design we were able to produce allowed for savings in other areas including transportation and site work costs. The project went together easily on site, and fulfilled the required time line and budget for the project.
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